Sen Tim Scott: Trump ‘Misspoke,’ Should ‘Correct’ Comments Regarding White Supremacy

By Published on October 1, 2020

South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott said President Donald Trump should clarify the comments he made on white supremacy during the first presidential debate Tuesday night.

Trump, in response to a question from moderator Chris Wallace asking whether he would condemn white supremacy, said that “almost everything I see is from the left wing, not the right wing.”

“I think he misspoke in response to Chris Wallace’s comment … I think he misspoke, I think he should correct it. If he doesn’t correct it, I guess he didn’t misspeak,” Scott, the only black Republican senator, told ABC News Wednesday.

When asked to condemn the Proud Boys, a right-wing group that includes some white supremacists, Trump replied, telling the group to “stand back and stand by,” before once again addressing left-wing groups.

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“But I’ll tell you what, somebody’s gotta do something about Antifa and the left,” Trump said.

While Democrats have criticized Trump for refusing to explicitly condemn white supremacy, his response was praised by the Proud Boys organization, NBC News reported.

 

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